Czech doubles specialist Voracova joins Djokovic in detention amid vaccine row

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A second Australian Open participant has been placed into detention in a sweep by authorities on those who entered the country under the same vaccination exemption as the men’s world No 1 Novak Djokovic.

The Czech Republic foreign ministry confirmed that doubles specialist Renata Voracova, who had played in Melbourne earlier this week, has been asked to leave Australia after being detained by Border Force officials. They implied that other players had also been detained in the same Carlton hotel as Voracova and Djokovic but no details have emerged to corroborate this.

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